April 3, 2017 - In This Issue

• UFO Challenge Winners

• Block Party Starts Next Week

• Quilt Shop Classes

• Yarn Shop Classes

• First Friday Fiber Demo


• So Many Scissors!

• Spotlight Item: Save 20%


UFO Challenge Winners

Our final month of the 2017 UFO Challenge has come and gone. Congratulations to Sandy and Dana who took home $50 gift certificates as our March winners. Our staff winner was Ann Sam. We donated $100 to her favorite charity.


Block Party Starts Next Week

Join us for a very special Block of the Month starting next week. Make this beautiful 77" x 77" quilt  over the course of a year.

On the second Monday of each month (starting April 10), pick up your free pattern for that month (there are 12 total) here at the shop. If you'd like, stay and work on your blocks during Open Sewing (every Monday and Wednesday from 10-5).

Fabric requirements for the quilt shown here:

• 1 yard green

• 1/2 yard of 3 pinks, 1 orange, 2 yellows, and 1 blue

• 1/4 yard of 2 blues, 2 purples, and 1 plum

• Fat eighth of 2 plums, and one each of orange, yellow, green, and blue

• 4 1/2 yards for background

• 4 1/2 yards for backing

There is no charge to join this Block of the Month, and you can receive the monthly patterns from us if you purchase your fabric here. You can also go to BERNINA's We All Sew website and get the patterns there each month as they are released.


Quilt Shop Classes This Week

Make Your Own Umbrella

Friday, April 7, 2017
10 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
FREE with purchase of pattern and umbrella frame

Sign up soon for this popular class! You’ll make a custom umbrella using fabric of your choice. It requires only 1.5 yards of fabric (unless it’s directional) and these always make up so beautifully. Give it a spray of waterproofing when you get home and you’ll be ready for April showers. Judy Bryan will teach this class.

Click here to see the full quilt shop class schedule.


Yarn Shop Classes This Week

Crochet 101
Friday, April 7, 2017
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
$25, includes supplies

Learn to crochet and you’ll be on your way to making beautiful baby blankets, booties, hats, scarves and more. In this class you’ll learn how to chain stitch, single, and half-double crochet. Once you know these basics, you can take your work home and make a potholder or small scarf with the yarn that is provided for the class. Sue Maxwell will teach.

Skill Builder: Intarsia Knitting
Saturday, April 8, 2017
10:00 a.m. – 12 noon

Learn how to knit small islands of color without having to strand. Usually worked in flat knitting, this technique allows you to incorporate different colors and shapes into your knitting.

See the full yarn shop class schedule here.


First Friday Fiber Demo: Kitchener Stitch

Join us for our First Friday Fiber Demo on April 7 at 12:30 p.m. when Anne will teach you how to bind off using the kitchener stitch and the three-needle bind off methods. Both can be used to simultaneously bind off and join together live stitches, such as at the toes of socks or joining either ends of a cowl. First Friday Fiber Demos are FREE and last about half an hour. No RSVP needed.


All Hemmer Feet 25% Off!

For the entire month of April all BERNINA hemmer presser feet are 25% off. Narrow hems are a breeze using this handy accessory. Feet included in this sale are numbers 61, 62, 63, 64, 66, 68, and 69. Inventory what you have and come in this month to pick up others that you need. If you're curious about how to use hemmer feet, plan to attend BERNINA Club next Tuesday (see below).

Embroidery Make & Take: Cell Phone Holder
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
5:00 - 9:00 p.m.
$18, plus pattern/supplies

This handy cell phone holder is made entirely in the hoop. Choose from two sizes. There is a pocket on the back to hold your charging cord. Cindy made this sample using Kraft-Tex and added a free-standing lace butterfly. Very stylish! Cindy will teach this class. Sign up today.

BERNINA Club: Hemmer Feet
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
1:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Free (RSVP required)

Hemming is an important finish to many fashion and home décor styles. Cascading ruffles, shirt tail hems, delicate blouse edges and napkins are but a few places for these great finishes. Learn to use BERNINA hemmer feet to achieve practical or decorative finishes. A variety of feet are available, creating hem sizes that range from 2-6 mm.

Ruler Work: Machine Quilting with Rulers
Guest Educator: Shanna Stordahl
Sunday, April 23, 2017
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
$35 (may be applied toward purchase of ruler set)

Join us for a Sunday afternoon workshop with guest educator Shanna Stordahl and learn to machine quilt using acrylic rulers and a unique presser foot. With this technique you can make beautiful, symmetrical designs on your quilts. Participants will use BERNINA 7 and 8 series machines as well as the Q20 sit-down long arm.


Scissor Sharpening: Wow!

Thanks to Barry and Diana Owen from Columbine Sharpening in Durango who set up shop last Friday at Cortez Quilt Company. They sharpened 86 pairs of shears, 10 knives, 8 garden tools, and even our shop paper cutter. We'll have them back in September for another day of sharpening. 


Spotlight Item: 20% Off Patterns

This week only . . . save 20% on all patterns (and take an EXTRA 20% off patterns in the clearance area!). Limit 4 per person.

Offer expires on Saturday, April 8th at 6 p.m. Limited to stock on hand. No phone orders. You must mention that you saw this offer in the Quiltzette to receive the discount.


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